Colonel Henry Roe O’Neill’s Troop of Horse

Active1642 to
CountryIreland
AllegianceConfederate
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeHorse
ColonelHenry Roe O’Neill
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOwen Roe O’Neill 1643
Castlehaven 1644
Owen Roe O’Neill 1646

Irish Catholic Confederation troop of horse of the Ulster Army fighting at Benburb

Also known as Owen Roe O'Neill's Lifeguard

Service History

1642

  • Henry Roe O'Neill commissioned to raise a troop by Owen Roe O'Neill

1643

  • June: Battle of Clones
  • September: Battle of Portlester

1644

  • Serving under Castlehaven

1645

  • Henry Roe O'Neill promoted to Colonel of Horse

1646

  • June: Battle of Benburb

Notes

This troop was technically Owen Roe O'Neill's own, or lifeguard troop, but was led by Henry Roe O'Neill, Owen's son. and referred to as Henry O'Neill's troop. Despite Henry being promoted to Colonel of horse, the unit was only a single troop but was likely brigaded with other independent troops under Colonel Henry O'Neil's command1).

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Henry Roe O’Neill

Son of Owen Roe O'Neill

Strength

See Also

1) The Battle of Benburb 1646. Clive Hollick, Mercier Press, 2011. ISBN 978 1 85635 670 1.